In Professor Jake Hindley’s Gothic novel class, a balanced system among students crumbled under the iron fist of one opportunistic individual.
During one of his lectures on “Frankenstein” Thursday morning, Hindley asked his students about the significance of the monster’s narrative. Unfortunately, because of a variety of circumstances, very few students actually read the chapters for that day. Suddenly at an advantage above her peers – and hoping to earn a reasonable profit in participation points – senior English major Angelica Gilmore answered the question with her unique knowledge.
“I took the plunge, and gained power over everyone because of it,” Gilmore said. “It’s a dog-eat-dog arena in this world of academics and participation points. Gotta be rough in order to get far.”
For that entire day, the power-hungry Gilmore established a tyrannical monopoly on the flow of participation points. Using the cutthroat techniques of raising her hand super high and shaking it, as well as glaring at any other participants and talking for extended amounts of time, Gilmore ruthlessly gained while others were left in the dust.
Some, starved for higher grades and validation, felt cheated by Gilmore’s harsh tactics.
“I don’t want to be the top participator in the classroom, but she should give us a shot, y’know?” said junior journalism major Ryan Wilson. “But she won’t let up. The glories of being the best student in class went to her head.”
The DailyER last saw Gilmore offering extra bits of time to talk to students who complimented on her thoughts on “Frankenstein.” An unnamed source also claimed that Gilmore’s dynasty will “end, soon enough.”